Robb Design Portfolio: Art Meets Architecture

    Statuesque wineglasses in wheel-cut crystal on a hand-wrought silver tray (left), a towering skyscraper centerpiece in silver and ivory, a cigar humidor in repoussé silvered brass with an ebonized interior, and a silver caviar server with oval cabochons of malachite are some of our favorite things from Vienna 1903–32, which is showing at New York’s Historical Design gallery (212.593.4528) from April 2 through June 1.

    The thoroughly modern furniture, tableware, and jewelry (all of which are for sale) were created by the Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshop), a cooperative founded in 1903 by architect Josef Hoffmann and artist-designer Koloman Moser. Their aim: to fuse architecture and the applied arts into one great work of art. Their guiding ethos: “It is better to work for 10 days on one item than to produce 10 items in one day.”

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